CHANGES IN CUSTOMS BAGGGE DECLARATION REGULATIONS

 

CHANGES IN CUSTOMS BAGGGE DECLARATION REGULATIONS

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 31/2016-Customs (N.T.)

New Delhi,the 1st March 2016

G.S.R. (E).-In exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of section 81 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013, namely:-

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Customs Baggage Declaration (Amendment) Regulations, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2016.

2. In the Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations), in regulation 3, for the words “All passengers who come to India”, the words “All passengers who come to India and have anything to declare or are carrying dutiable or prohibited goods”, shall be substituted.

3. In the said regulations, in Form 1,-

(a) in serial number 10, after item (ix) and the entries relating thereto, the following item and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“(x) Drones                       Yes/No”;

(b) for the Table, the following Table shall be substituted, namely:-

“Customs Duty Free Allowance

 Eligible passenger

Origin country

Duty free allowance

(1)

(2)

(3)

Passengers of Indian origin and foreigners residing in India, excluding infants Tourists of foreign origin, excluding infants

 

Other than Nepal, Bhutan,

Myanmar

? 50, 000/-

? 15,000/-

Passengers of Indian origin and foreigners residing in India, excluding infants

Tourists of foreign origin, excluding infants

Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar

By air ? 15,000/-

By land – Nil

Indian passenger who has been residing abroad for over one year

Anywhere

Gold jewellery:

Gentleman – 20 gms with a value cap of ? 50,000/-

Lady – 40 gms with a value cap of ? 1,00,000/-

All passengers

Anywhere

Alcohol liquor or wine: 2 litres

All passengers

Anywhere

Cigarettes: 200 numbers or Cigars upto 50 or Tobacco 250 grams

Passenger of 18 years and above

Anywhere

One laptop computer (note book computer)”.

TABLE

(Mohit Tewari)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal regulations were published, vide, notification no. 90/2013- Customs (N.T.), dated the 29th August, 2013 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide, number G.S.R. 584(E), dated the 29th August, 2013 and last amended, vide, notification no. 10/2014- Customs (N.T.), dated the 10th February, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide, number G.S.R, 82(E), dated the 10th February, 2014.

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